13 August 2020
The Green Party has urged the government to reinstate teachers’ grades after it was revealed that almost 40% had been downgraded by the exam regulator’s algorithm.
Green Party education spokesperson Vix Lowthion, who is also an A Level teacher on the Isle of Wight, said:
“To see almost 40% of marks in England being downgraded in this way is extremely worrying.
“This will have a massively detrimental impact on students, particularly those who have gone to school in disadvantaged areas.
“The Class of 2020 have already lost opportunities in terms of jobs, travel and daily support from staff.
“To limit their life chances in this way, through overruling the professional judgement of teaching staff, is unforgivable.
“Students, parents and schools have been left confused by the ever changing goalposts and how to make an appeal.
“We urge this government to not delay and to reinstate the Centre Assessed Grades by teachers (CAG) and provide a clear and transparent Appeals process which students can begin today.”